The ultimate craft dining experience in the middle of everywhere.
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733 E. Palmetto St.
Lakeland Florida, 33801
863 937 9314
Executive Chef Jason Boniface
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Since there's a word limit, we'll stick to the digest version of the story.
Richard was born and raised in New Hampshire. Craving warmer weather, he decided to attend the University of Miami. After a few years working at Chart House he moved to Melbourne, Florida and began managing fine dining restaurants, acting as the Owner/Operator of Kipling’s Restaurant from 1987 - 1993. Then he moved to upstate New York and worked as a Restaurant Consultant. As destiny would have it, he moved to West Hartford and began working as a Wine Negociant. There he met his future wife, Lori, and convinced her to marry him AND relocate to Florida (by far, his crowning achievement). After Henry and Ethan were born he decided to leave sales in order to be closer to home. Before the Red Door there was Tim's Wine Market. And as they say, the rest is history.
At least in the short story version…if you prefer the appended one, we recommend a big red or small batch whiskey - those always seem to get him talking!
If you are wondering how all these New Englanders ended up together and in Lakeland, there's only one logical explanation - MAGIC.
Or coincidence, if your inner child has been repressed. Either way, Chef Jason was raised just 20 minutes from where Jonathan and Richard grew up in New Hampshire. After graduating from Culinary School he interned at Mountain Lake Country Club in Lake Wales. Then he returned to New England and became the proverbial "it [boy]," an up-and-coming, young chef under the tutelage of famed Boston chefs Jamie Bissonette and Ken Oringer. Shortly after his 30th birthday, he decided he was tired of all that cold weather and journeyed to a warmer, brighter future in Florida.
Jason was planning to work at a highly regarded Gastropub in Tampa; while staying at a friend's house in Lakeland he visited the Red Door. And the story is far from finished, Chef Jason has deftly folded his persona and food into what was initially pushed forward by Richard. Together with Jonathan and the rest of the Red Door team, they are working hard to ensure dining at the Red Door is unique and savory each time you visit.
Jonathan was raised in the bustling metropolis of Manchester, New Hampshire. A gifted long distance runner, he ran track at Keene State College and the University of Florida.
In Gainesville he met his soon-to-be wife, Shaullanda (cue the "awwws"). On breaks from school, Jonathan would visit his cousin, Richard, in Melbourne. In his spare time he would help Richard at Kipling's. In doing so, he caught the family disease “entrepreneur-ism” and decided to go for his MBA. Shaullanda began performing with several touring Broadway shows (the Lion King, Rent, High School Musical). Jonathan joined his wife on the road and worked as a supervisor and manager. While traveling the continental US he collected as much info as he could on some of the country’s best (and worst) restaurants. When the couple decided it was time to start a family, they chose Central Florida - which we think was a great idea! The Red Door had already opened and Jonathan jumped aboard helping the business during its relocation to Palmetto St.
With daughter Alena, the LaCombs are living the dream!
~ MISSION ~
Bringing the ultimate craft dining experience to Lakeland, Florida
Fresh baked bread, groovy cheese, killer wines...the staples of life! Take it home or enjoy with friends on our relaxing patio, Red Door Wine Market is the closest thing to a California wine country tasting room this side of Bakersfield.
We offer a great value in wine as well as a place to hang and enjoy great wines and cheeses or cool micro brews.
our goal is to be organic…not in the sense of organic food, but used in the sense of authenticity. "Expressions" inspired by others but created by us. We want to be authentic in our approach.
equal; as in congruent. we use the same principles to guide us in how we look at both the front door of our business and the back.
we are a hospitality business; so we also have a strong desire to serve; not just food or beverage, but our community and the needs of our guests.
to be a generational business; not to be a fad. We want to relevant which comes easiest when you are a student of the game; as in we never think we are high and mighty, we are always trying to learn more and looking for ways in which to improve and get better. Our culture is everything.